Are ongoing peaceful, creative and spontaneous protests Sri Lanka’s “Arab Spring moment”?

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Protesters at the Presidential Secretariat near Galle Face Green. Image via Groundviews. Used under a content partnership agreement. Peaceful and spontaneous protests have intensified across Sri Lanka over the past few weeks since March 31, 2022. The general public, including students, teachers, doctors and other professionals as well as the opposition parties organised separate protests across the country, the highlight of which is the protest at Colombo’s Galle Front. Their only demand is that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa should resign immedia…

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